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John Stevens (*1951)
John Stevens was born in Buffalo, New York (USA) in 1951. He holds degrees in Music Performance (tuba) from the Eastman School of Music (1973) and Yale University (1975). For many years John Stevens was a free-lance performer in New York City. From 1981 to 1985 he was on the faculty of the University of Miami (FL) School of Music. From 1985 to 2014 he was on the faculty of the University of...
TOURNAMENT is intended to loosely portray three elements of a medieval tournament, while showing the variety of style and tonal color inherent in the members of the trumpet family.
The work is in 3 movements (performed continuously, with no breaks) and features 3 different types of trumpets - C trumpet, fluegelhorn and piccolo trumpet. The first movement, “Jousting” is a fanfare-like movement written for 2 C trumpets and may also be performed alone. The second movement “Wine & Song” employs 2 fluegelhorns for a darker, more singing sound. The final movement “Revelry” uses 2 piccolo trumpets for a more intense, exciting quality.
- C Trumpets, Flugelhorns and piccolo trumpets
- Editions Bim